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Why Do Medical Professionals Claim That Rotator Cuff Muscle Injuries Never Heal
Needs rx immediately: Without proper treatment, symptoms of a rotator cuff injury or tear can persist for months or years, and they usually become worse over time. Most rotator cuff injuries respond to treatment within four to six weeks, especially if an injection is part of the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Do shoulder injuries need immediate attention? How dangerous is an unevaluted shoulder injury? Are shoulder injuries a bad thing?
Certain celebrities have checked themselves into rehab for sex addiction. Is it real? Does rehab work?
More on Rotator Cuff: We also see subscapularis tears in approximately 35% of the rotator cuff tears we treat. Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm and http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2013/rotator-cuff-repair-2/rotator-cuff-tear-subscapularis/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Immediately RICE: R-rest, i-ice, c-compression, e-elevation is a good initial step in most musculoskeletal injuries. Your question covers a broad array of injuries from common strains/sprains which may just require a little activity modification to torn ligaments/ tendons that may ultimately need surgery. If an injury involving a joint is unstable, has significant swelling or prevents weight bearing see a doctor. ...Read more
Yes: A strain of the rotator cuff usually heals in 6-8 weeks. Rotator cuff tears in general do not heal unless surgically repaired. Surgical treatment is generally done arthroscopically (using a small camera). Most patients (90%) have improvement and are satisfied with surgery. Healing of the tendon after surgical repair is dependent on the size and type of tear as well how old the tear is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do doctors know of any supplements that aid in soft tissue (tendons/muscles/ligaments) recovery from athletic injury ? Or that promote healthy ones?
Many can help: I advise an anti-inflammatory diet: http://bit.Ly/1awxd11 important nutrients include vitamin c, b6, b12, magnesium, manganese ; zinc- see http://www.Terrytalksnutrition.Com/weekly-articles/2010/10-01/stay-connected-healthy-ligaments-and-tendons/ homeopathy can help (consider ruta grav). Some advise taking collagen. ...Read more
Depends...: If you are 38, not participating in recreational sports , and have an isolated acl tear( no meniscus tear) then physical therapy to regain motion and strengthen your quads is an option...Functional knee bracing can be helpful in some patients. Discuss w/ your ors. If u develop 'giving way' episodes w/ normal activities (despite above)than acl reconstruction would be indicated. Best of luck! ...Read more
20y Ulnar, median nerves torn & surgically fixed, can't fully stretch elbow yet but I go to gym and can't strengthen my triceps muscle it it's very hard to work without weight!Any advice please thanks?
You only need to ask: The solution is follow the post operative instructions that should have been prescribed by your surgeon. You may need to push him for assistance for the proper rehabilitation protocol. If this is not possible, then inquire at your gym for an exercise coordinator for his input and assistance. ...Read more
Do become athoroscopic surgeon how many year is the education? I would like to repair shoulder rotates cuff and ligament?
Multifaceted: Physical therapy for rotator cuff tendonitis or impingement syndrome is multifaceted and includes: postural training, imporvement in upper back strength, improvement in core strength, strengtheing the rotator cuff first in internal and external rotation and then eventually with forward elevation. Obtaining full painless full range of motion is important in early physical therapy treatment. ...Read more
Foot MDs at 3 major NYC hospitals won't attempt repair of ext. retinaculum but podiatrist will. Do podiatrists do more nonroutine surgery than MDs?
Different training: Orthopedic Surgeons and podiatrists have different training. Orthopedic Surgeons are MDs or DO go through the traditional medical and surgical training, podiatrists have a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine, DPM. The decisions to operate or not is based on experience and training of the individual. It is important to understand the problem and the available options including risk and benefits of each. ...Read more
Full tear rotator cuff, therapy, excellent results, about 85% movement, some popping when moving, if i don't have surgery will anything bad happen?
Rarely: Physical therapy is a good treatment for most rotator cuff injuries. Sometimes if there is significant inflammation, the therapy may make the symptoms worse. A rotator cuff tear will not get better with therapy. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What specific meditation or visualization programs do you recommend for self healing?#nqlu i'm specifically healing my cervical and lumbar spine injured in 2 car accidents. I have tried all the traditional medical protocols; acdf cervical fusion, epidural
No one best program: Meditation & visualization can promote healing & reduce pain. Consider brainwave biofeedback & tools like the insight cd: products.Mercola.Com/insight-focus/ there are many good visualization programs- try a few to see what resonates. Consider acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent, homeopathy, neural therapy, prolozone, see holistic doc re: herbs & nutrients to support healing, see comment:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I most likely have damaged my r. Hamstring; while lowering a heavy object to feet level. Do these torn fibers repair themselves normally ?
Tincture of time: Does wonders. Many professional athletes get similiar injuries. Often, they are on the disabled list and get daily physical therapy. Since, you are not a professional athlete, rest, ice or heat, possibly an ace bandage to help restrict motion can be helpful. If you have the time and resources physical therapy is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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